updated 5/6/2011 8:16:27 AM ET 2011-05-06T12:16:27

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Defense Engineering Solutions (DES) Division has been awarded a new $8.9 million contract supporting the Resilient Command and Control (RC2) Project for the Information Innovation Office (I2O) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The objective of RC2 is the development and demonstration of technologies for command and control of command and control. Military commanders depend on a complex network of Command and Control (C2) systems to provide critical information to support decision making. RC2 will develop tools to provide a commander insight into the health and status of information systems and assist the commander in the management of C2 systems in support of mission operations. RC2 will include an adaptive re-planning capability to maximize the ability of commanders to reconfigure C2 systems in response to changes in the operational environment. 

The RC2 program is divided into three areas: Area 1 is the Technology Development, Area 2 is System Engineering and Integration and Area 3 is Experimentation, Evaluation and Demonstration (EED). Kratos is the EED team lead supported by The Ranger Group and Moebius Solutions, Inc.

Under the new contract award, Kratos is to provide military utility assessments through experimentation, evaluation and demonstration of the Area 1 technologies as well as the Area 2 framework from both a technical and operational perspective. The assessments will include component-level experiments, system-level evaluations, and operational demonstrations.

"This is a new area of work for Kratos and we look forward to supporting DARPA in moving C2 of C2 capabilities forward," said Vic Wilson, Sr. Vice President of Kratos' DES Engineering & Analysis Business Unit.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 3,900, the majority of which hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.  Kratos' primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.

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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty, including but not limited to risks related to production under the contract award and complexities of the systems. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 26, 2010, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

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